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Spanish Primera BBVA

Coliseum Alfonso Perez (ATT 5,000) 15th December 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: F Teixeira Vitienes

Getafe Getafe vs Osasuna Osasuna

Getafe 1

D Castro (pen 90+3)

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Osasuna 1

E Armenteros (S/O 77)
K Sola (84)

Getafe strike late for point

Last Updated: 15/12/12 6:32pm

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Diego Castro: Netted late penalty

Diego Castro: Netted late penalty

Diego Castro's penalty deep into stoppage time salvaged a point for Getafe against Osasuna in a game desperately lacking in quality at the Alfonso Perez Coliseum.

Both sides had one great opportunity to take the lead in the first half but neither Nino nor Alvaro Vazquez could convert when clean through on goal, and the game only came to life after Emiliano Armenteros had been sent off for the visitors 12 minutes from time for a wild lunge on Juan Valera.

Despite losing a man, Jose Mendilibar's men seemed set for all three points when Kike Sola weaved a way through the Getafe defence to slot home six minutes from time.

However, Osasuna were cruelly denied a second away win of the campaign in the final minute of added time as Oier was harshly adjudged to have handled inside the area and Castro stroked home his fourth goal of the season.

Getafe could have moved into the top four for a few hours at least had they managed to win, but never looked like a side seriously capable of challenging for a European place come the end of the season as Osasuna's disciplined defending and counter-attacking saw them have the majority of the openings.

Nino was first to threaten on 19 minutes when he was played in by Sola but he placed his shot too close to Miguel Angel Moya, who made a comfortable save.

Vazquez had an even better chance to open the scoring at the other end seconds before half-time as he rounded Andres Fernandez, but could not get the purchase needed to beat Alejandro Arribas, who cleared off the line before Pedro Leon blasted the rebound over.

Moya was twice called into action early in the second period as he did brilliantly to turn a driven effort from Nino behind for a corner, before rushing from his line to clear before Sola could latch on to David Abraham's short backpass.

It appeared Getafe had been handed the momentum needed to go on and take all three points when Armenteros needlessly dived in on Valera deep inside the Getafe half and was rightfully shown a straight red card.

But within minutes it was the visitors who had gone ahead as Sola turned two defenders on the edge of the area before coolly slotting past Moya into the far corner.

Osasuna then saw out the final six minutes relatively comfortably until Valera's driven cross seemed to hit Oier on the back as he slid in to try and block.

However, referee Fernando Teixeira Vitienes, with the help of his assistant referee, pointed to the spot and Castro sent Andres the wrong way to claim a barely deserved point.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Atletico Madrid 33 82
2 Real Madrid 33 79
3 Barcelona 33 78
4 Athletic Bilbao 33 62
5 Sevilla 33 56
6 Villarreal 33 52
7 Real Sociedad 33 51
8 Valencia 33 44
9 Espanyol 33 41
10 Levante 33 40
11 Malaga 33 38
12 Celta Vigo 33 37
13 Granada 33 37
14 Rayo Vallecano 33 37
15 Elche 33 35
16 Osasuna 33 34
17 Real Valladolid 33 32
18 Getafe 33 31
19 Almeria 33 30
20 Real Betis 33 22